Mirage by Somaiya Daud: A Lush Moroccan Debut (+Giveaway!)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Somaiya Daud's (inter)stellar debut novel, Mirage, hosted by Aimee, Always! This is such an awesome and unique science fiction novel that is so rich in Moroccan culture. Amani lives in a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, and she dreams of a life before the … Continue reading Mirage by Somaiya Daud: A Lush Moroccan Debut (+Giveaway!)

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If You Liked… #7: August 2018 Edition

It's the last Monday of the month and you know what that means: personalized book recommendations! Today's post is filled with books from all sorts of genres, from thriller and mystery to coming of age to historical to sci-fi to paranormal. There's something here that every reader will love! On the right hand side are the … Continue reading If You Liked… #7: August 2018 Edition

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram: Random Things Darius Would Approve Of

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Darius the Great Is Not Okay! If you haven't heard me screaming about this book already, well, here's another chance to be exposed to the sheer wonderfulness that is this book. Seriously. I'm in love. Darius the Great Is Not Okay is both heartbreaking and heartwarming in its … Continue reading Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram: Random Things Darius Would Approve Of

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer (DRC): Monsters, Murder, and Mayhem

4.5 stars Nita isn't a murderer. She just dissects the bodies of supernatural beings after they've been "acquired" by her mother. But when her mom brings home a live specimen of a scared teenage boy, Nita decides she wants out. Yet saving her mother's victim leads Nita to being sold in his place—because Nita herself … Continue reading Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer (DRC): Monsters, Murder, and Mayhem

That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger (ARC): The Aftermath of a School Shooting & Telling Truth from Lies

3.5 stars The Virgil County High School Massacre changed the lives of Lee and many others in her community. And three years after the massacre and when her best friend was killed, Lee decides she must speak up against the falsehoods published about the shooting. Specifically on her best friend Sarah's story--that she died proclaiming … Continue reading That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger (ARC): The Aftermath of a School Shooting & Telling Truth from Lies

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Reads Reviews

Honestly, today's discussion is pretty straightforward and can be boiled down into one phrase (at the end, of course), but I still feel the need to emphasize certain points for any person who reads reviews. There's a whole entire community (aka the book community) dedicated to books and also reviewing books and reading reviews. And this … Continue reading An Open Letter to Anyone Who Reads Reviews

Over 35 Books!: June & July 2018 Book Haul (minus Book Con): Part 2

Welcome back to another week of "Vicky-was-not-ready-to-write-5000-words-of-thank-you's-in-one-post" with part 2 of my book haul from June & July! If you haven't read it already, check out the books I received in June in Part 1 here! This post is all about my July book haul & the cool swag I received...*wink wink* This is probably … Continue reading Over 35 Books!: June & July 2018 Book Haul (minus Book Con): Part 2

Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes (DRC): Secrets Are Bad When You’re Being Blackmailed…

3.5 stars Embry Woods has secrets, both big and small. And what happened that night at the Sea Cliff Inn with the fire is what just might bring Embry down. Everyone thinks she's a hero, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Yet, she's not going around dispelling the notion either, at least, not … Continue reading Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes (DRC): Secrets Are Bad When You’re Being Blackmailed…

Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (DRC): A Swashbuckling Adventure

4 stars Caledonia Styx is now the captain of the Mors Navis, with a crew of girls and women who all have had their lives devastated by the corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his Bullets. Their mission is to stay alive as they take down Aric's fleet. But when Caledonia's second-in-command barely survives an attack … Continue reading Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (DRC): A Swashbuckling Adventure

Love These Books & TV Series? Then Check Out Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black! (+Giveaway & Review!)

Do you love Stalking Jack the Ripper, Gothic or Victorian settings, murder mysteries, and/or giveaways? Then you're totally in the right place! Welcome to the Girl at the Grave blog tour! Today I have a post straight from the awesome author about ten mystery novels or TV shows you'll love if you loved Girl at the Grave (but this … Continue reading Love These Books & TV Series? Then Check Out Girl at the Grave by Teri Bailey Black! (+Giveaway & Review!)